Deron Williams has been traded to the New Jersey Nets for Devin Harris, Derrick Favors and a draft pick. This deal could instantly swap the fortunes of the Nets and the Utah Jazz.
Williams has clearly been the best player on the Jazz over the last few years. He made them competitive in a conference that has swallowed up pretenders for years.
Following the retirement of coach and Utah basketball icon Jerry Sloan, many wondered how much longer Williams would be on the team.
Well, today we have our answer.
The arrival of Williams will instantly make the rest of New Jersey's roster better. His departure from Utah will instantly make the rest of that roster worse.
That is what a great point guard does. And Deron Williams is arguably the best one in the league.
In the aftermath of this huge deal, I'm going to compare the two teams involved at each position.